Now that your tree is all dressed up, there’s a fantastic doily decorated wreath on the door, and the house is a glow with festive garlands all that’s left to do is wrap the presents. Guess what? Doilies come in handy here too. And all of these are supper easy to do, there is even a pdf download of doily gift wrap to make life even simpler.

Download PDF from Daily Suze

Not all of these are Christmas inspired gift wraps. Try mixing in some bold holiday colours to spruce them up, ribbon, lace even a sprig of two of holly or a little branch off your Christmas tree. (If you are anything like me a few always fall off when setting up and trying to straighten the tree.)  A personalized decoration can give that pop of colour and is a nice alternative to store-bought gift tags, just make sure you use balls that are large enough to write both their name and yours.

This image come from a great post on choosing Christmas colour schemes, which I’m a big fan of. This year I’m a little all over the place but focusing on blue and green mixed with silver and just a splash of gold and red. Other years have been traditional with red, green and gold, then there was green and purple, blue and silver was a good year. In my attempt to save money this year is somewhat of a greatest hits. Colour schemes are awesome and not just for the holidays. But I digress.

If you adorned your home, tree or gifts with doilies, lace or any other crafty inventions I’d love to see how they turned out. Snap a couple of pictures and send them to jahdoily(at) or post them on our Facebook page.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah and lets not forget Festivus is today.